Saturday, December 24, 2016

SOLD Cold night, warm cafe"

We don't get a lot of snow here in Victoria, but when we do it's pretty magical! 
12"x12" Acrylic on deep canvas

Thursday, December 22, 2016

SOLD May all your wishes come true

24"x24" Acrylic on canvas
A Rare snowfall in Victoria leaves a bicycle stranded under the wishing tree in the Fernwood Square

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

SOLD #96 Cattle Point gulls

#96  Cattle Point gulls
6"x6" Acrylic on hardboard....$85CAD
I painted this from a reference photo I took while aimlessly walking around Cattle Point, Victoria, BC.  It was just after a big storm and the logs, that had been thrown around in the ocean waves  like matchsticks, were still unbleached from the sun.
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

SOLD #95 Garlic bulbs

#95 Garlic bulbs
6"x6" Acrylic on Ampersand board
I originally had a very dark background in this piece but wanted to play with colour a bit which in turn left my garlic bulbs looking very dull. Solution? More colour!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

SOLD #94 Two pears and maple bowl

#94  Two pears and maple bowl
6"x6" Acrylic on Ampersand board
I fell in love with this vintage maple bowl in a thrift shop and knew it would 
make it into a painting or two!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

SOLD #93 Pear and slice

SOLD   #93  Pear and slice
5"x5" acrylic on Ampersand board
Picked up a load of fruits and veggies from our local green grocer
....the pears are so sweet and juicy! 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

SOLD #92 Apple

SOLD   #92  Apple
5"x5" Acrylic on Ampersand board
A simple, sweet apple perched on my favorite wooden box.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

SOLD #91 Inkwell and chalk

SOLD#91  Inkwell and chalk
5"x5" acrylic on Ampersand board

I've had this inkwell for a while not knowing quite where it would work in. I think the white chalk and black board give it a neat "old school" look!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SOLD #90 Chinese rice bowl and parsley

SOLD   #90 Chinese rice bowl and parsley
Acrylic on Ampersand board
5"x5" , $75
Another item I've had for a very long time! I've always thought I'd paint this rice bowl at some point...the parsley was the last of the herbs in the garden.

Monday, January 4, 2016

SOLD #89 Fir Branch

#89  Fir Branch
5"x5" Acrylic on Ampersand board
I love Fir trees! ...and Cedars.....and Arbutus....and.... :)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

SOLD#88 Goat cheese

#88 Goat cheese
5"x5" Acrylic on Ampersand board
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This is a scrumptious cheese from nearby Salt Spring Island. It 's so creamy you would be tempted to eat it with a spoon. The composition of this piece came together for me when I included my Victoria BC, souvenir teaspoon with the totem pole handle.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

SOLD #87 Water with Lemon

SOLD   Water with Lemon
#87, January 2, 2016
Acrylic on board
5"x5" ..$75
My beverage of choice most days!
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Friday, January 1, 2016

SOLD #86 View from Willows Beach

SOLD   Happy New Year!
The beauty of the coastline around Victoria is always inspiring....even on a cloudy day! I took the photo reference for this painting on one of my many walks round the area.
#86, January 1, 2016
So, here goes...
View from Willows Beach, Victoria
Acrylic on board, $75